WM Celebrates Chinese New Year

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In the run-up to Chinese New Year, producers and reporters from Chinese Central Television came to William and Mary to report on New Year’s festivities celebrated by WM students. The students displayed their impressive language skills, practiced calligraphy, wore traditional Chinese outfits, and even sang in Chinese! The reports were aired on the news program “Morning News” (Zhaowen tianxia) on CCTV… Read More

Chinese Program 2012 Alumni Feature

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by Emily Wilcox   The W&M 2012 graduating class boasted a stellar group of seniors in the Chinese Program. Three students received High Honors for senior honors thesis projects advised by Chinese Program faculty, and more than eighty-five percent studied abroad in China at least once as part of their undergraduate experience. Students double-majored in… Read More

Sarah Salino (Independent Major, German Studies Minor ’12) awarded Fulbright in Germany

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Sarah Salino, who designed her own major at the College and will graduate with Honors Sunday, May 13, has been awarded a Fulbright in Germany for the academic year 2012-2013. Although she has not yet been placed yet, Sarah will be teaching at a Gymnasium, working with students and other teachers and providing curricular support… Read More

Grace Brennan (German Studies and Psychology, ’12) receives Fulbright to Berlin

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German Studies and Psychology Major Grace Brennan (’12) has received a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Berlin for the academic year 2012-2013. Brennan is one of two Fulbrights to Germany this year. Grace is also being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa on Friday, May 11, as a result of her stunning academic achievements at the College… Read More

Rob Leventhal receives PBK Award

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Rob Leventhal, Associate Professor of German Studies, has received the 2011-2012 PBK John D. Rockefeller Award for the Advancement of Scholarship.  The award is given to a faculty member who has excelled in research and scholarship and made a substantial contribution to his or her field.  The award was celebrated at the annual PBK Award… Read More

Professor Regina Root Wins Award

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Professor Regina Root’s book Couture and Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina was recently awarded the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies 2012 Arthur P. Whitaker Book Prize at American University.  Professor Root’s book, which explores the interaction of power, identity and fashion in post-colonial Argentina.  Editorial Edhasa will publish the Spanish translation later this year. John Incledon… Read More

Meet The Suzan!

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Garage/Psychedelic Rock band The Suzan, from Tokyo by way of New York, will be performing on Saturday night, February 18, as part of the Global Film Festival.  Come meet and chat with the band before the show, at a special coffee hour.  1:30 to 4:00 in Washington 315. It’ll be a unique opportunity to talk… Read More

“Tekkon Kinkreet” Screening

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The theme of this year’s Global Film Festival is Film and the City, and the Pre-Festival series kicks off Wednesday night with a award-winning animated feature from Japan, directed by American Michael Arias: Tekkon Kinkreet (Tekkon Kinkurīto, 2006).  Two young brothers, Black and White, roam through the streets and soar across the canopy of the… Read More

Lauren Shaw, German Studies ’09, scores job at German Historical Institute

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Lauren Shaw has been going places lately– Slovenia, the Baltic States, Carinthia/Austria — and returning to the DC area. After finishing a two-year Fulbright ETA in Austria, Lauren (German Studies, ’09) has returned to the United States and taken a job at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. as a paid research assistant.  At… Read More

Monica LoBue (German Studies and Biology, ’11) awarded Fulbright

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Graduating senior and Phi Beta Kappa initiate Monica LoBue (German Studies and Biology, ’11) has been awarded the Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Germany for the academic year 2011–2012. This much sought after Fulbright provides Monica with round-trip airfare to Germany and a substantial monthly stipend to work with students learning English and American Studies at… Read More

Ariana Berger (’11) awarded CBYX Scholarship in Germany for 2011-2012

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The German Studies Section of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is extremely pleased to announce that graduating senior Ariana Berger (German Studies and Business, ’11) has been awarded The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) full-year work-study scholarship for Young Professionals in Germany for 2011-2012. This full-year scholarship will provide Ariana with round-trip airfare, two… Read More

The Arab world revolutions and uprising: from the personal to the political

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Roundtable discussion The Arab world revolutions and uprising: from the personal to the politicalrevolutions in arab world rountable discussion The revolutions, uprisings, and rebellions which have convulsed the Arab world have transfixed the world. Please join us for a discussion of these events from the perspective of citizens from countries which have witnessed or are… Read More

Conference: Post-Soviet Television: Global Formats and Russian Power

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The international symposium “Post-Soviet Television: Global Formats and Russian Power” aims to offer a survey and a critical, reflective assessment of new approaches to the study of television in post-Soviet Russia. During the 1990s Russian television experimented with the new formats and modes of production (private, public, foundation-sponsored, joint-stock company). By the beginning of the… Read More

National Minority Studies Colloquium

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Feb 24-27th, WM will be hosting a national colloquium on Minority Studies.  The colloquium, which is a partnership between WM and the Future of Minority Studies Project (FMS) will bring together nationally recognized scholars and activists dedicated to Minority Studies on both a national and international level.  The program will feature panels on Human Rights,… Read More

W&M student shares experiences in Egypt

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by Erin Zagursky | February 10, 2011 William & Mary junior John Pence signed up to study abroad in Egypt this semester because he was “ready for the next challenge.” “This was a challenge. I definitely learned a lot about myself, but it wasn’t the challenge I was expecting,” he said. Pence was one of hundreds… Read More

Faculty-Student teaching collaboration yields benefits in Japanese classroom

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Japanese Section News: Professor Rachel DiNitto and student Teaching Assistant Pam Kennedy team up to provide a rich collaborative experience for students while producing a valuable web resource for Japanese scholars. **Video

Arabic Textbook Project

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Ahlan ya gamaa`! (Hello gang!) We are making progress on our Arabic textbook series. We have completed and tested 4 chapters of volume one, and are working and testing the next 4 chapters this semester. It has been bumpy at times, but we are confident that in the end the project will be a significant… Read More

Research “Side Trip” Fruitful for Sarah South Parks ’03 and the College

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Story by Leslie McCullough Luck, chance, or fate? Maybe some combination of the three. During a summer 2002 undergraduate research trip to South America, Sarah South Parks ’03 suggested an exploratory side trip to La Plata, Argentina. The rest is history. Sarah was finishing her junior year as a Hispanic Studies major and jumped at… Read More

W&M part of national trend for foreign language studies

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by Megan Shearin There are more students enrolled in foreign language courses than any other department within the Arts & Sciences at William & Mary, making the College a leader in a nationwide trend that’s sweeping across higher education in America. According to the recent report, “Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States… Read More

Dressed for Dissent

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‘Couture & Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina’ by Regina A. Root Story By Lillian Stevens Couture & Consensus, a new book by Regina Root, offers a history of fashion and its influence on the political climate following Argentina’s revolution of independence in 1810. In her book, Root explains how dress served as a… Read More

Bruce Campbell: An unsung hero behind our bumper crops of Fulbright Scholarships

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By Erin Zagursky Over the past decade, William & Mary’s students and alumni have been very successful in obtaining Fulbright Scholarships to teach and study in countries around the world. This year alone, a record 13 students and alumni were selected. But the students who have obtained the highly competitive scholarships did not get there… Read More

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